The Negative Consequences Of Civil Disobedience

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Civil disobedience has been an act throughout history making a change to further advance life. From the times of King Nebuchadnezzar to the recent leaks of Edward Snowden, it displays the consequences of civil disobedience. Even though civil disobedience can sometimes lead to negative consequences, the favorable desire of a better life is reached.
From time to time, people arise to the occasion, standing out for what he or she believes in. Before the time of Edward Snowden, Rosa Parks, and Martin Luther King Jr., a man rose of up to the occasion to protect his people. Mohandas Gandhi, in 1930 started a “defiant march to the sea in protest of the British monopoly on salt, his boldest act of civil disobedience yet against British rule in India” (History 1). When the British set rule in India, they had the Britain's Salt Acts. This made it impossible for Indians to collect and sell salt, which is
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In Thoreau’s book, Civil Disobedience, he writes that “Action from principle, the perception and the performance of right, changes thing and relation; it is essentially revolutionary and does not consist wholly with anything which was” (Thoreau 834). So in the fifth book of the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix, Headmaster Dumbledore is banished and replaced by Dolus Umbridge. Dolus starts to reform the school in a negative way and forbids student club and organizations. Harry does not take this lightly and constantly follows his conscience. He is persuaded by Hermione because “we need you… We need to know what it’s really like… facing him… facing Voldemort” (Rowling 238). He does what he believes is right, completely disregards all authority and secretly forms Dumbledore's Army. When Umbridge forbids the Defense Against the Dark Arts Class, Harry gathers the students to enroll in his secret Defence Against the Dark Arts Class, teaching his classmates
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